During the 1992 General Election campaign, the journalist and author Edward Pearce joined Winston Churchill MP on the stump at his Stretford constituency.
Churchill, who died this week aged 69, always struggled to escape the shadow of his famous grandfather and wearily expected to be reminded of this on the doorstep.
\’Good morning, I\’m Winston Churchill, your Conservative candidate,\’ he announced to a chap who answered the door on a local council estate.
The man looked him up and down, curiously, then said: \’Do you know, you\’re the first white man called Winston I\’ve ever met.\’
I know I shouldn\’t have but I did laugh.